Nice to see your name again--I wondered if you had disappeared! Look at my signature below and you will note that i had a slight PSA bounce at 6 months after treatment (from 2.1 to 2.4) which my radiation oncologist said was nothing to worry about inasmuch as some bounce may occur along the way. My PSA at 9 months, taken in January 2008, went down to 1.7. I was a little nervous waiting to get the results this time considering the previous bounce. Did you use the same lab for all of your PSA tests? If not, this sometimes can make a difference. You and I finished our radiation treatments about the same time and had almost the same PSA before treatment. If can take up to 24 months or longer to reach the nadir (low point)--everyone's PSA goes down at a different rate so don't worry if you compare your scores with others. Good luck to you and great success in your new job!
-29 core biopsy 9/27/06 at age 68
-PSA 7.1, Stage T1c, Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in one area], Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two other areas], Negative DRE, bone scan and Endorectal MRI.
-Completed 39 Proton radiation treatments 2/22/07-4/18/07.
-PSA History: 7.1 pre-treatment; post treatment: 2.1 (3 mo.), 2.4 (6 mo.), 1.7 (9 mo). Radiation oncologist said the 3-mo. drop of 70% exceeded expectations and the slight 6-mo. movement upwards was not a cause for concern now.
-The following is a link to My Journey With Prostate Cancer -- Proton RadiationTherapy.
Post Edited (pcdave) : 1/29/2008 2:55:39 PM (GMT-7)